Stem Cell Therapy
At Mountain View Pain Center, our physicians are double-board certified leaders in pain management and regenerative therapies. We are committed to using the most cutting-edge and advanced technologies in the field of regenerative medicine to safely and effectively treat chronic pain conditions in the spine and joints through a distinguished comprehensive treatment approach that has resulted in national and international recognition. These treatments are non-surgical options which use the body’s natural growth factors and stem cells to restore degenerative tissue, improve mobility, and reduce pain and inflammation. Stem cells are the future of medical care, and our comprehensive and customized treatment approach has positioned us at the forefront of this exciting new field of medicine.
What are Stem Cells?
Stem cells have the remarkable ability to develop into any type of cell in the body and have the distinct ability to replenish other cells and tissues indefinitely. When a stem cell divides, it has the potential to remain as an undifferentiated stem cell, or under certain physiological conditions, it may become a specialized tissue- or organ-specific cell, such as the cells of cartilage, muscle, bone, blood or brain. With this extraordinary ability, stem cells are capable of repairing damaged tissue within the body.
Previously, scientists depended on embryonic stem cells for research and study, which was highly controversial. Over recent years, however, another non-controversial source of stem cells, adult stem cells, or somatic stem cells, has generated a great deal of excitement. Scientists have found adult stem cells in many tissue sources, with the most commonly studied sources being bone marrow, adipose (fat cells), umbilical cord cells, and amniotic cells. Stem cell therapy involves concentrating one or more of these stem cells sources and placing these cells at the treatment site in the body to stimulate healing and the regeneration of tissue.